Cranberry Cornbread

Here’s my video recipe for Cranberry Cornbread, as well as a little update on the Real Women of Philadelphia community cookbook recipe contest. Just click the photo box below to view the very short video. Scroll down to print the recipe below the video.

Disclosure: This post is being sponsored by Kraft and the Real Women of Philadelphia Recipe Contest.

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Cranberry Cornbread

Yield: 9 pieces

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 35 min

This lightly sweetened cornbread is a fabulous pairing to turkey chili. I like to use whole grain cornmeal to add some texture and crunch to the bread. Sub halved fresh cranberries if you prefer a sour addition.


4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal (whole grain or regular)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups low fat buttermilk
1 cup dried cranberries, divided


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 9x9-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.

2. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to combine cream cheese, oil, sugar and egg. Beat until well combined and smooth.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Add to wet mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Don’t over-mix- just mix until combined. Stir in 3/4 cup dried cranberries.

4. Scrape batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining cranberries on top. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until lightly browned and cooked through (test center w/ toothpick inserted and coming out clean).

5. Serve warm w/ butter and honey, if desired. Also good with a scoop of turkey chili.


Turkey chili is a wonderful pairing with this recipe! Here's a recipe you might like:
Spicy Turkey Chili


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14 Responses to “Cranberry Cornbread”

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    Lana — October 11, 2010 @ 7:58 AM

    Great idea adding cranberries to the cornbread. Also I’m thinking the cream cheese would give both great texture and rich taste. Yum!

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    Lauren at KeepItSwee — October 11, 2010 @ 8:06 AM

    what a great idea! perfect way to give it a thanksgiving-like twist

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    Bunny — October 11, 2010 @ 6:57 PM

    I love the video!! You look fantastic before the camera, very natural! I want this cornbread, I’m sitting here thinking about how good that combination would be!

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    Janet — October 11, 2010 @ 10:06 PM

    This sounds fabulous! I adore cornbread, and love different variations. I can’t wait to give this one a try ;)

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    Liz @ LBBakes — October 12, 2010 @ 3:34 AM

    I love the idea of cranberries in cornbread, Lori! This would be great on many Thanksgiving dinner tables. :)

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    Amanda — October 12, 2010 @ 3:43 AM

    That looks great Lori, and the video was wonderful, kudos!

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    Ali — October 12, 2010 @ 8:57 AM

    That looks and sounds delicious. I never would have thought of combining cornbread and cranberries, but it sounds awesome.

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    Marla — October 12, 2010 @ 10:00 AM

    I always knew you were a gal with great taste! The cream cheese & buttermilk in this cranberry cornbread are great additions! So glad we got to spend time together this weekend. xo

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    Barbara — October 12, 2010 @ 10:01 AM

    Love the addition of cranberries; I substitute them as often as possible in lieu of raisins in dishes not only because I like them better but think they are also much prettier. I’m sure they add a nice taste to the cornbread but I do love the visual punch!

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    Sues — October 13, 2010 @ 10:14 AM

    I love cornbread to death. And cranberries aren’t half-bad either. So putting them together makes perfect sense to me! Delicious :)

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    Jennifer — October 16, 2010 @ 1:15 PM

    This is a really great twist to cornbread! I love the use of cream cheese in it too!

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    Lady Amalthea — February 14, 2011 @ 10:18 AM

    Beautiful video! Sounds like a wonderful breakfast bread as well.

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    Sarah, Maison Cupcak — November 15, 2011 @ 11:53 AM

    Love it! We don’t eat cornbread very much in the UK but I’d like to try this.

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    Abiola — October 1, 2012 @ 12:46 PM

    I thought I invented this!! lol — Can’t wait to try your version. Looks yummy.